Another exciting Members Appreciation week-end was logged on August 9th-11th at Valley View Hot Springs when a record 245 OLT members came from far and wide to participate in a fun-filled slate of activities or just "chillax" in our soaking ponds, pool and sauna amidst the ever-stunning Valley View-sheds. More active enthusiasts embarked on OLT's trails, hiked to the bats at Orient Mine, visited our Everson ranch to feed the pigs, took in some perfect Colorado night-sky astronomy, the geologic trench or our mountain-side's flora, fauna and wildlife. At Saturday's always sumptuous pot-luck dinner an annual auction was resurrected this year featuring, besides a few used Lost and Found robes and other unique "treasures" from people's garages, some rather interesting objets d'art, gift baskets, jewelry, a Playa Sonrisa vacation, and a popular retro sign titled "Fish Naked" replete with "bobbers..."! The silent auction netted some $1400 for the Waste Water Treatment Facilities Campaign. Friday and Saturday Night's bands it seemed were attended by all featuring phenomenal music by the groups, "Intuit" and "Atomga" respectively who played into the wee hours. The "Raft Record" contest in the pool boasted another record as folks struggled to hold on for dear life (or not drown holding on!) OLT Staff cooked a hearty breakfast Sunday morning for the largest crowd ever featuring fruit, yoghurt, eggs, sausage, pancakes (gluten-free and regular) with an optional fruit compote on top! New friendships were made and old friendships renewed as the pavilion campfires, s'mores and Oak House jam sessions melded hearts and built "community". Members departed this memorable week-end with a thank you packet of photocards capturing the always alluring OLT experience and landscapes.